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Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,450
25th Percentile Wage
$82,820
50th Percentile Wage
$120,420
75th Percentile Wage
$169,110
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $169,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $120,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,450. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 189% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016120,4203.00%10.36%
2015116,8102.21%-
2014114,2302.49%-
2013111,3903.09%-
2012107,950--

Table 2. Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $142,830. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $82,050).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$142,830
Information
$142,280
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$136,350
Mining
$134,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$132,790
Manufacturing
$127,260
Utilities
$124,780
Wholesale Trade
$120,860
Construction
$113,510
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$110,090
Transportation and Warehousing
$104,290
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$103,560
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$99,420
Educational Services
$99,280
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$99,090
Health Care and Social Assistance
$94,500
Federal, State, and Local Government
$92,960
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$87,670
Retail Trade
$87,510
Accommodation and Food Services
$82,050

Table 3. Salaries of Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Related Occupations

The average annual salary of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales manager related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Marketing Managers
$131,180
Marketing and Sales Managers
$122,930
Sales Managers
$117,960
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$107,320
Advertising and Promotions Managers
$100,810


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